11. New England Patriots
Defensively, the Patriots utilize a lot of different personnel to create individual matchups they can exploit on the back end. Franchise corner Asante Samuel is a smart, instinctive player with very good anticipation and ball skills. However, he is unhappy about his contract status and could hold out when the season starts, which would hinder this secondary even more. Veteran Chad Scott would replace Samuel in the starting lineup. Ellis Hobbs is an undersized corner with good physical traits and toughness. SS Rodney Harrison is the leader of the secondary due to his physical style of play, but his skills are declining and he has durability concerns. FS Eugene Wilson is a versatile player who missed a lot of time last season due to injuries. First-round pick Brandon Meriweather should ease some of the concerns at the safety position.
After scouring the depth charts and watching the offseason workouts, Scouts Inc. ranks the NFL teams with the best DBs from 1-32.